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Presidential Precinct Connects Community Leaders and Experts Across the World Using Socialcast by VMware

The Presidential Precinct brings together young leaders from around the world to meet and collaborate with scholars, diplomats and private sector experts. Whether it is through a one-day program or a six-week program, Precinct participants make connections that drive change in their communities around the world.

However, at the conclusion of these programs, participants lacked a reliable way to keep in touch with experts who could help shape ongoing projects and offer encouragement along the way. The Precinct wanted to establish a digital platform for young leaders to stay connected with influencers to continue valuable discussions and planning beyond Precinct programs.

After selecting Socialcast by VMware as the foundation for its PPN (Presidential Precinct Network), the PPN brought on more than 1,000 users to connect and share ideas about community development projects within its first year.

Today, Socialcast enables Precinct participants and experts to do the following:

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Socialcast Mobile Apps For a Modern Workforce

by Joan Bodensteiner, Sr. Director, Socialcast

Today we are pleased to announce a new release of the Socialcast mobile app for iOS. It is the first of many new-and-improved mobile apps we plan to release in the coming months as part of our commitment to making the Socialcast mobile experience the best in the industry.

We continue to focus on delivering products that meet the needs of a modern workforce. Recent technology trends, including the shift away from the desktop to mobile devices, are part of what is helping to shape our vision, however, there is a human side too. In the not-too-distant future, companies will need a very different kind of employee to drive profitable growth. In a recent study conducted by CEB, global executives say they will need a 20% improvement in productivity to meet their business goals.

Those productivity gains will come from employees equipped to exploit the changing nature of work in a global, hyper-competitive business environment. CEB identifies four major changes in the nature of work that will impact how it is structured and managed, and what it will take to succeed. The successful employee will be mobile, increasingly knowledge-driven, highly adaptable to change, and deeply collaborative with a broad range of individuals, both within and outside the company.

Meeting the needs of this modern information worker was at the forefront of our spring re-design of Socialcast, and continues to inspire our ongoing improvements for iOS and other popular mobile platforms.

The new Socialcast mobile app for iOS is built from the ground up to keep today’s workforce in synch with everything they need — colleagues, conversations, files, and projects. It’s faster and packed with community features such as Thanks, our employee recognition feature; auto-complete; Like; and universal search. It has been completely redesigned for greater ease of use, and optimized for iPhone and iPad devices.

If you are an Android or Windows user, stay tuned for more news in the coming months.

Enterprise social is really about helping co-workers connect, communicate, and get work done faster. With Socialcast mobile apps, we’re keeping you in synch with everything at work wherever you are, and from any device you choose – the modern way.

Download the new Socialcast iOS mobile app today!

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